Green Onion Sun Prints

Green Onion Sun Prints
December 2, 2017 Christina Mullin

Did you know…that 19th-centurt artists transferred pictures to plants, by strategically blocking light, thereby preventing the production of chlorophyll.

Vietnamese artist and photographer Binh Danh, used green onions to capture the allusive Buddha.

Directions to how he did it:

1- Make a computer-printed negative of an image to be transferred to a plant.

2- Sandwich the negative, the plant, and a moist cloth- to keep the plant alive –in a contact-printing frame

3-Leave outside, so the packet can soak up the sun for two to four weeks.

4- Dry the leaf with silica gel and preserve it in a clear resin cast.

Photo by Binh Danh